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On the Waterfront Cafe celebrates 20 Years of Great Views & Great Brews! Congrats to Stefan and Susi Bachofner! View anniversary photos here!

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About:  On The Waterfront Cafe is a Venice institution!  Located on the north end of Oceanfront Walk, they have been serving up cold pints of hefeweizen and plates of bratwurst, schnitzel and stroganoff for twenty years. - Enjoy their outdoor patio on the boardwalk while watching the sunset and dining on traditional Swiss faire,  have a burger while shooting pool or order pizza while hanging in the beer garden.  On the Waterfront has it all, a huge menu,...more

April 4th, 2015 -

If you missed the St. Patrick’s day first-ever lighting of the “O’Venice” Sign, view it here!

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The Venice Chamber of Commerce and the Venice Symphony Orchestra celebrated St Patrick's Day with the first-ever lighting of the "O'Venice" Sign on March 17, 2015. The Venice Sign was lit green by our new LAPD Pacific Division Captain Nicole Alberca and a reception was held at Bank of Venice by owner Tom Elliot. On hand with Captain Alberca to help light the Sign were a host of community leaders including Carl Lambert, Abigail Meyers, Carol Tantau,...more

March 17th, 2015 -

Venice Paparazzi is always on the scene! See if you made the cut in our event photo galleries!

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2015 Event Galleries - 04/04 On the Waterfront Cafe celebrates 20 Years of Great Views & Great Brews! Congrats to Stefan and Susi Bachofner!  03/17 St. Patrick’s day first-ever lighting of the “O’Venice” Sign 02/14 Venice Beach Mardi Gras Parade. Photos sponsored by Venice Suites Venice Paparazzi rolls out the red carpet for Gold’s Gym’s 50th Anniversary! - 2014 Event Galleries 21st Annual Venice Surf-A-Thon. Hosted by Ger-I Lewis James Franco spotted on the Venice Boardwalk painting "The Interview" mural with ICU Art - In Creativity Unit The...more

January 15th, 2015 -

Groovy times had by all at the 02.14.15 Venice Beach Mardi Gras Parade. Photos courtesy of Venice Breeze Suites

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Groovy times had by all at the 02.14.15 Venice Beach Mardi Gras Parade. This annual event is hosted by Miss Jessica and the The Gumbo Brothers .  View 2015 Venice Beach Mardi Gras Parade event photo highlights below by Venice Paparazzi.   This year's 2015 Mardi Gras photos sponsored by Venice Breeze Suites. In this photo: 2015 Venice Beach Mardi Gras Queen Michelle Van Vlie & King Marc William Sloan.   A little Venice History:   Following insert by Jeffrey Stanton. "Venice held...more

February 14th, 2015 -

Happy birthday to Original Dogtown Z-Boy Jay Adams. You are remembered!

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Happy birthday to Jay Adams! About:  Jay J Adams (Feb. 3, 1961 – Aug.15, 2014) was an American skateboarder most prominently known as one of the original members of Z-Boys skateboarding team. He is known as “The Original Seed” of the sport and considered one of the most influential skateboarders of all time. Adams died of a heart attack on August 15, 2014. Click here to read more!  (Following insert above Wikipedia )  Know your Venice History!   Check out...more

February 3rd, 2015 -

Venice Paparazzi rolls out the red carpet for Gold’s Gym’s 50th Anniversary! Take the Gold’s Gym Fit Test! #LegacyInTheMaking

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Congratulations to Gold's Gym on 50 years!   Since 1965, Gold’s Gym has become the worldwide leader in fitness with more than 725 gyms in 38 states and 25 countries. A little history on Gold's Gym and Venice:  - Following insert from GoldsGym.com - Gold’s Gym has been the authority on fitness since 1965. It was then that fitness legend Joe Gold took the knowledge and expertise he gained from training at the world famous “Muscle Beach” and opened up...more

January 7th, 2015 -

A Year in Review! Check out the local events that Venice Paparazzi has covered in 2014. See if you made the cut!

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Check out the list of local events that Venice Paparazzi has covered in 2014! See if you made the cut!  - 21st Annual Venice Surf-A-Thon. Hosted by Ger-I Lewis James Franco spotted on the Venice Boardwalk painting "The Interview" mural with ICU Art - In Creativity Unit The Sidewalk Cafe's annual employee and customer appreciation holiday party! 3rd Annual Venice Sign Holiday Lighting with P!nk, Councilmember Mike Bonin, Daniel Samakow, Venice Symphony Orchestra, and Venice Chamber of Commerce. Green Goddess Collective Holiday...more

December 26th, 2014 -

The Venice Sign is back in white! Also, find out how you can be part of the Venice Sign through the Adopt-A-Bulb program.

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The Venice Sign is back in white!  It has been shining the colors red, green and white since the Venice Sign Holiday Lighting on Dec. 05 2014. - In this photo:   Todd Alter of Alternative Lighting Solutions.  Photo submitted by George Francisco - A little Venice History!  The legendary Abbot Kinney introduced the world to Venice in 1905 on the 4th of July. Spanning across Windward Avenue at Pacific (then Trolley Way), 3-foot high letters spelling VENICE glowed to...more

February 6th, 2015 -

21st Annual Venice Surf-A-Thon. Hosted by Ger-I Lewis

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Venice Paparazzi was on the scene at the 21st Annual Venice Surf-A-Thon at the Venice Breakwater on Dec. 20th, 2014.  View event photo highlights below! The Venice Surf-A-Thon is founded and organized by  Ger-I Lewis.  Here is a message from Ger-I.  "I Founded the Venice Surf-A-Thon in 1993 after returning home from military service. I wished to do something for our community."  Nice!  Thank you Ger-I for 21 years of the Venice Surf-A-Thon! Stay connected with Ger-I and...more

December 20th, 2014 -

James Franco spotted on the Venice Boardwalk painting “The Interview” mural with ICU Art – In Creativity Unit

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Check out the 12.19.14 NBC Channel 4 video segment featuring Venice Paparazzi on "The Interview" with President Obama and Sony's CEO Michael Lynton https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPkZI8D5FdI&feature=youtu.be View photos of James Franco in Venice below! James Franco in front of the newly painted "The Interview" movie mural on Sat. Dec. 13th.  The mural is located at the Venice Paparazzi headquarters  on 19th Ave. and Oceanfront Walk, across from Poke Poke (the best sashimi and poke bowls found here), Espresso Yo'Self Coffee...more

December 13th, 2014 -